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Definition of "hoya" []

  • Any of several evergreen climbing vines or shrubs of the genus Hoya, with a home range from India and southern China to Australia and having opposite, simple leaves and axillary, umbellate flower clusters. Also called porcelain flower, wax vine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hoya" in a sentence
  • "Peñafiel calls it a... 'corruption of the Castilian word hoya, which means hollow or excavation in the ground'...."
  • "Just to let you know, the Georgetown Hoya comes from a chant that they used to do back in the day ‘hoya saxa’, or ‘what rocks’ in greek/latin."
  • "They were steaming hot, right out of the big hoya he had them wrapped in and we bought more for additional meals."
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